November 6, 2002

M. Icers Remain No. 8

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For the fifth straight week, the men’s hockey team (1-0-0, 0-0-0 Ivy) found itself eighth in the weekly hockey poll. The Red played its first regular season game last Friday, defeating a tough Ohio St. team on the road by a 3-1 score.

After sitting in the second spot last week, Denver claimed the top spot in the polls after garnering 27 out of 40 first place votes. UNH, which had previously owned the No. 1 ranking, dropped down to third after losing 3-2 on its home ice to Boston University. Boston College rose one spot in this week’s poll, moving to second.

Minnesota, which pummeled Alabama-Huntsville, 12-1, remained steady at No. 4, while North Dakota moved past Michigan and into the top five by virtue of its 5-2 win at Princeton over the weekend.

Michigan dropped to sixth after beating the U.S. under-18 team in an exhibition. Meanwhile, despite its road win over UNH, Boston University could not move up in this week’s rankings, remaining in the No. 7 spot.

Following Cornell, Colorado College was ninth, while Providence, which has yet to lose a game this season (7-0-0) moved into the top ten for the first time this season after weekend wins over UMass and Princeton.

Maine, Ferris St., Michigan St., Miami (Ohio), and St. Cloud rounded out the top 15 in that order.

Although the ECAC had just one team in this week’s top 15, several of the conference’s teams are garnering national attention. Brown, which beat Harvard 4-0 over the weekend received votes, as did Harvard and RPI. RPI earned arguably the conference’s biggest win of the season thus far, defeating St. Cloud 3-1 on Saturday.

Cornell, which has played just one regular season game this season, will play its regular season opener this Friday against Yale. In its only showing at Lynah Rink this season, the Red dismantled York, 9-1, in its only exhibition game two weeks ago.

Archived article by Sun Staff